Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Launch near max ebb, lunch at Tides Restaurant in Gig Harbor and return on flood

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate

Fast springs will make this a fun run to the Tides Restaurant in Gig Harbor for a hot lunch and then back again.  If winds oppose those currents things could get rough so good bracing skills and drysuits are required.  Limit 6. Email Lisa at lajbkayak@yahoo.com or 253.267.5989 for sign up or more info.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  Class III
  • Wind:  NW 0-15 kts
  • Waves: 0-2'
  • Route:
  • Distance:  12 nm
  • Pace: fast

Details to follow. Leader permission required.


Tacoma Narrows

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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